First , I apologise for not replying to blog comments…..my dongle doesn’t work….and the WI-FI here is fine when it works which in my limited experience of it is for about an hour a day. I know it is free but half internet access is somehow worse than no access at all.
This morning was bitter cold. Half a gale blowing from the north, cloudy and dark but no rain, sleet or snow. This is the Tibbie Shiels Inn. It is named after Tibbie Shiels who died a hundred and odd years ago. She was host to Walter Scott and Thomas Carlyle. Having read Carlyle it must have been a bundle of laughs back then. Things have improved. It’s fine now, a bit sheepy but even sheep are a breath of fresh air compared to Carlyle. There is no mention of Robert Burns, Robert the Bruce or Alex Salmond. How they missed the place when I have found it I can’t imagine. Bonnie Prince Charlie must have been here but he was probably doing his drag act and was overlooked.
This is a disaster…..worse than earthquakes…Tsunamis…..The Boston bombings. I can’t get to Moffat nor can I get to the Grey mares Tail which is a big waterfall. Every cloud has a silver lining. At the bar I only had to listen to five minutes of debate about sheep and lambs, then it was back to rain and landslips. I am a bit disappointed this disaster never made the national news when a sprinkle of snow at Heathrow or Katie Kambridge forgetting to take precautions does.
I still have three bars showing so will stop whilst the going is good and try and post this drivel.